Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Working titles

Our discussion of retitled books the other day segues neatly into a quiz I wrote for the Oxford Dictionaries blog - can you identify the early titles of famous novels?  It's HARD.  Come back and let me know how you did!  The quiz is here.

8 comments:

  1. 6 out of 10 - which I thought was pretty good. I have to admit that a couple of those were guesses.

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  2. Dismal - I only got 4 out of 10! Ah well - I suppose there's no reason I *should* have known them all!!

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  3. Only 3/10, and two of those were the Jane Austen questions. The novel featured in question 4 was particularly surprising, who on earth thought that title would make sense. This quiz also started me wondering whether "and" or "of" has appeared more frequently in fiction titles?

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  4. 2/10 and it doesn't worry me in the slightest!

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  5. I am pathetic -- I think I only got 3 or 4 of them. However, I soldiered on and tried the last lines of books, and scored 9/10 even though I mostly guessing!!

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  6. Only four out of 10! All were guesses, however, except the Ford Maddox Ford question. I knew the answer there. That was totally fun. Thanks Simon!

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  7. 6 out of 10 - I am amazed. Apparently I am a very good guesser. ;-)

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